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Welcome International Researchers & Employees (WIRE)


WIRE, under the auspices of the Rector Magnificus of the University of Groningen, was established to provide help and information, and to organize social gatherings for visiting scholars and other foreigners who come to work at the University. Although we did call ourselves a club, there are no formal membership policies. All international researchers and employees, working at the University and their families are welcome at all activities.

What we offer


The events cover a wide range of activities, such as guided tours, bowling, ice skating, Winter Event and day trips to interesting places in the north. These events offer you a chance to find out about different facets of life in the Netherlands and an opportunity to meet other internationals from the University. Invitations are sent via e-mail.


From the beginning of the academic year in September WIRE frequently sends out invitations to social events. If you want to sign up for the mailing list, please send an email to wire

The committee of WIRE:

  • Bouwien Feenstra
  • Christina Montagner
  • Marziye Tolouee Nodolaghi
  • Iris Luis


Whether your stay is for a short or long period, there are bound to be questions arising from setting-up a household in a foreign country. If you have trouble finding the information you need, you can contact Ina Hofstee, International Staff Advisor, at h.w.hofstee
Last modified:23 February 2021 11.56 a.m.